Al-Ahram Weekly Online   13 - 19 October 2005
Issue No. 764
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

The uses of fear
New York City's predictable response to reported terrorist threats against its subway system is not only cosmetic, but symptomatic of larger American failures, writes Haytham Bahoora
Plus ça strange!
With every week, the American administration goes further into the twilight zone, writes Mohamed Hakki
A reluctant betrothal
In the wake of the agreement between the EU and Turkey to begin accession negotiations, both sides appear to be waking to the fact that they do not really want each other after all, writes Gareth Jenkins from Ankara
Confronting intolerance
Omur Orhun, OSCE's Representative on Combating anti-Islamic prejudice, speaks exclusively to Magda El-Ghitany about the status and future of Muslims in Europe
Pakistan's earthquake, Musharraf's test
Pakistan's worst natural disaster in living memory has thrown up an unexpected political opportunity, writes Graham Usher in Islamabad
The blame game
The Pakistani earthquake was described as retribution for the rulers' misdeeds and particularly for the "massive rigging of local government elections in the holy month of Ramadan", reports Iffat Idris from Islamabad
Core-periphery tragedies
Spain secures deals to repatriate hundreds of would-be immigrants stranded in Moroccan desert lands, Serene Assir reports
High brinkmanship
At six-nation talks, North Korea agrees to relinquish nuclear activities in return for aid, writes Gamal Nkrumah
A world divided
The discordant nature of the post-Cold War world is breaking through into the house of world government, writes Ayman El-Amir

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